University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB)

History of UTMB & AETC

Dr. Philip Keiser initiated the inaugural AETC in Texas in the late 1990s, bringing the program to Parkland Hospital to provide training for health care providers working on HIV-related issues. In 2008, Dr. Keiser moved appointments to UTMB and developed UTMB into a AETC site. Since that time, UTMB has grown to provide HIV-related training to healthcare providers across the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and locally within Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Chambers and Jefferson counties.

The faculty at AETC-UTMB, and colleagues throughout the UTMB medical system, care for thousands of HIV patients, and are active in a variety of implementation and research projects related to HIV in Texas, the United States and around the world. If you are interested in attending our regular trainings, collaborating on a special project, or receiving clinical mentorship in matters related to HIV, please contact us.


Meet the Team

ellisProgram Manager, UTMB Center for Tropical Diseases
Project Manager; AETC-UTMB

Jennifer was previously at UTMB for 10 years and has worked for the Division of General Medicine, the Associate Deans of Research, and the Provost. She rejoined UTMB in April of 2011 to serve as the Program Manager for the Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD).

In this role, she is charged with operationalizing the vision of the CTD. She oversees all programs within the Center and is accountable for the administrative, operational, and financial management to ensure the development and promotion of research within the Center

Division of Infectious Diseases
Director & PT Co-lead; AETC-UTMB

Dr. Michael Goodman, originally from North Carolina, entered the field of public health after witnessing the effects of HIV on family systems and children in Malawi. His research interests include health systems strengthening to improve delivery and utilization of HIV treatment, adverse childhood experiences and their contribution to population health, determinants of family and community violence, and community-based interventions to improve the welfare of vulnerable children and families in sub-Saharan Africa.

He earned a Master’s in Divinity at Emory University before graduating from the University of Texas School of Public Health with a Master’s and Doctorate in Public Health.

Division of Infectious Diseases
Clinical Director; AETC-UTMB

Dr. Keiser primary interest is in the care and treatment of HIV and its related infections. He has been actively treating HIV infected individuals for over 20 years. He is the Chairman of the Texas AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advisory Board in the Principal Investigator for the Texas Oklahoma AIDS Education Center. Dr Keiser has been actively involved in HIV clinical research and has been an investigator in over 50 clinical trials.

Since 2006, Dr Keiser has been involved in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and has been involved in HIV clinical care, teaching and research in Kenya. He has an active clinical research program that is centered on the outcomes of patients treated with anti-retroviral medications in Central Kenya.

brockCoordinator; Center for Global & Community Health; UTMB
Coordinator; AETC-UTMB

Bradley joined the Center in November 2015 with a background in education, information technology, and private practice medical administration. His experiences allow him to function in a capacity that will be able to handle a wide variety of projects and tasks.

With a strong interest in community outreach and support, volunteering, and a positive attitude he hopes to make a positive impact in the Global Health department at UTMB.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under grant number U1OHA33225 (South Central AIDS Education and Training Center). It was awarded to the University of New Mexico. No percentage of this project was financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.